Helix Mirabilix: Ball-lifter for marble machines
February 13, 2021 2:17 PM   Subscribe

Helix Mirabilix: Ball-lifter for marble machines
A new ball-lifting mechanism for rolling-ball sculptures (AKA marble machines, marble runs, or whatever you like to call them) in which the ball magically ascends a helical track in apparent defiance of gravity. Link goes to 3 min. YouTube video.
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posted by mpark (3 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

This is very satisfying!
posted by cortex at 2:17 PM on February 13 [1 favorite]


Yikes, I was waiting for the ball to loft itself into the camera!

Fascinating, no really, I'm always designing odd things, trying to fix things that were design to NOT be fixed. Love tinkering - did quite complicated garden water features for a while. Really hope to see your sculpture.
posted by unearthed at 5:45 PM on February 13 [1 favorite]


Nifty! Looking forward to seeing this integrated into a complete system.
posted by yuwtze at 7:23 PM on March 21 [1 favorite]


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